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TANCET [Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test] 2019

Exam Description:

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted for admission to MBA, MCA and ME/MTech/MArch Degree programmes offered by colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.

TANCET is conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. TANCET scores are accepted by University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Centres of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamil Nadu. Some universities and self- financing engineering colleges also accept TANCET scores.

TANCET  2019 will be held in March and the result will be announced in April.

TANCET Exam Date 2019 (Released)

MBA – May 19, 2019 (AN)

MCA – May 20, 2019 (FN)

M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan. – May 19, 2019 (FN)

Date of Examination 19 May 2019
Time of Examination 9:00 AM
Examination Fees Rs.700 Rs

Eligibility criteria for TANCET MBA 2019:

Candidates must have a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration and obtained at least 50% (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in it.

(a) 10+2+3 years pattern (or)

(b) 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern (or)

(c) BE/BTech/BArch/BPharm (or)

(d) 10+2+AMIE* (or) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.*

.Subjects Physics, Mathematics, Optional Subject

Starting date of registration 02 April 2019
Last date of registration 23 April 2019

TANCET MBA 2019 will consist of sections which will evaluate the candidate’s ability to assess the importance of data and its application to business decisions in the form of case study describing the typical business situations.

The exam will help the examiner check the candidates’ capabilities by:

·         Assessing the skills of answering passage based question

·         Testing the skills related to mathematical problems at graduation level

·         Evaluating them on analytical reasoning and data interpretation

·         Assessing their English or verbal ability with questions related to grammar, vocabulary, punctuations etc

Analysis of Business Situations :This section comprises two passages pertaining to a situation. After each passage, questions consisting of items relating to the preceding passage are given. The candidate will have to evaluate each item separately in terms of the respective passage and choose the right answer from the given options.


This section will have questions from the following topics:

Reading Comprehension




Word meaning



Fill in the blanks


English Usage

Sentence correction


Quantitative Ability

This section will have questions from the following topics:

Data Sufficiency

This section will have questions from the following topics:

Number Systems



Profit, Loss and Discount

Time and Work


Simple Interest

Speed, Time and Distance

Ratio and Proportion

Compound Interest

Quadratic Equations

Complex Numbers

Linear Equations



Binomial Theorem

Surds and Indices


Permutation and Combination


Functions and Graphs

Set Theory

Mixtures and Alligations


Co-ordinate Geometry



Number System





Profit and Loss

Time, Speed & Distance

Permutation and Combination


Ratio and Mixtures



Mode of application

The TANCET 2019  application form is common for all entrance tests (MCA/MBA/ME/MTech/MArch/MPlan). Candidates who want to apply to more than one programme, can do so by paying additional Rs 500 ( Rs 250 for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) for each programme.

TANCET application forms are accepted in online mode only. 

Demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of ‘The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai’ payable at Chennai, obtained from any Nationalised bank.

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List of institutes accepting

Anna University Department of Management Studies, Chennai PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore Bharathiar School of Management Government Other Universities functioning under the State Act in Tamilnadu and self

General/OBC 50%

SC/ST 45%

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